Towong Shire

Great River Road

in 2016, Towong Shire Council developed the Upper Murray 2030 Vision Plan following a comprehensive community consultation process.  

The¬†plan identified and¬†explored¬†the implementation of ‚Äėgame changing‚Äô projects for the Upper Murray, including¬†The Great River Road¬†and¬†Town Trails.¬†¬†

Stage 1 of The Great River Road was completed in 2019, during which a number of future extensions were identified. These ideas were earmarked to form Stage 2 of the project. 

Stage 2 of The Great River Road project will receive $5 million in funding from the Victorian Government's Bushfire Recovery Regional Economic Stimulus and Resilience Fund. 

The project aims to build on the existing 153km Great River Road from Bellbridge to Khancoban, to make it a premier destination for drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, bushwalkers and campers.  

It involves the delivery of eight key projects identified by the Shire’s Community Recovery Committees to assist in the ongoing recovery process, including town trails, wayside stops and a marketing campaign. 

Towong Shire Council Mayor David Wortmann said the project will be a huge step forward in our recovery journey. 

‚ÄúI‚Äôm excited to see Stage 2 of the Great River Road project¬†come to fruition,¬†aiming to¬†bolster¬†tourism opportunities in the region and build on our ongoing recovery efforts.‚Ä̬†

A huge thank you to everyone within the community, our CRC‚Äôs and Council staff for working hard¬†to¬†move this project to the next stage -¬†I can‚Äôt wait to see it come to life!‚ÄĚ he said.¬†

There will be several opportunities to be involved in the project. Keep an eye on Towong Shire Council’s Facebook page and website for more detail in the coming months. 


Last updated: 06 April 2021